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John and the Missus is a 1986 Canadian drama film. The film was directed by and starred Gordon Pinsent who wrote the screenplay from his 1974 novel of the same name.

John and the Missus
Directed byGordon Pinsent
Produced byJohn Hunter
Peter O'Brian
Gabriella Martinelli
S. Howard Rosen
Written byGordon Pinsent (writer and short)
StarringGordon Pinsent
Jackie Burroughs
Music byMichael Conway Baker
CinematographyFrank Tidy
Edited byBruce Nyznik
Distributed byCinema Group
Release date
  • December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10) (Canada)[1]
  • October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (U.S.)
Running time
100 minutes



John Munn (Pinsent) is a miner from a small Newfoundland town who gets laid off when the mine closes. Rather than leave the town for work, as everyone else has done, John sets out to save the town along with his wife The Missus (Burroughs).



  1. ^ "Ontario Film Review Board".

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